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Saikat is a Bristol based British Asian writer and performer.

Saikat started off as an actor in the late nineties with both film work (including EAST IS EAST) alongside high profile British Asian theatre jobs including work with both Tara Arts and Tamasha Theatre Company. He had regular television roles in both MONDAY MONDAY (BBC) and TROLLIED (Sky) and his most recent theatre work includes playing '1/3 Puck' in A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM for Handspring (creators of WarHorse) in collaboration with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and the Barbican in London, (returning to the same play in 2016 in Trevor Nunn's production at the Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich) and touring his solo play STRICTLY BALTI directed by Sally Cookson, with whom he collaborated again in winter 2016, playing 'Tinkerbell' in the revival of her stunningly original PETER PAN at the Olivier Theatre. Saikat is currently playing 'La Flèche' in THE MISER with Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack at the Garrick Theatre from March to June 2017.

Saikat’s writing is largely autobiographical, reflecting his roots in Bangladesh and the challenges and opportunities of growing up as a second generation Asian in the UK. Saikat was awarded the Norman Beaton Fellowship in 2006, leading to an ongoing relationship with BBC Drama.

Writing includes: Telling Tales (BBC Asian Network), The Tiger and the Moustache (One-man show), Strictly Balti (One-man show commissioned by Travelling Light Theatre Company)

Languages: English, Bengali, French, Latin
Nationality: British
Bases: Bristol
Links: Saikat Ahamed website

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Bristol Old Vic/Handspring) ..and Snug (Saikat Ahamed)….a great job injecting nonsense into the proceedings….some real belly laughs, with a knock-out presentation...”

-WHATSONSTAGE.COM *****
Featured Credits
La Fleche in THE MISER 2017
Sean Foley/Garrick Theatre (West End)
Tinkerbell in PETER PAN 2016/17
Sally Cookson/National Theatre (Olivier Theatre)
Nadeem (regular character) in APPLE TREE HOUSE 2016
Various/CBeebies
Snout in A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM 2016
Trevor Nunn/New Wolsey Theatre
Various (solo play - 2014/15) in STRICTLY BALTI
Sally Cookson/Travelling Light/Bristol Tobacco Factory/Gilded Balloon Edinburgh/UK tour
Saul Baddun in 101 DALMATIONS
Sally Cookson/Bristol Tobacco Factory
Puck/Snug in A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
Tom Morris/Bristol Old Vic/Handspring/Barbican/Int Tour
Awkward Customer (series regular) in TROLLIED
Roger Goldby/Rough Cut (Sky)
Vince Arya (series regular) in MONDAY MONDAY
Roger Goldby/Talkback TV (ITV)
Sumit in THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
Paolo Sorrentino/Indigo Film / Pathe
Zaid in EAST IS EAST
Damien O'Donnell/Film Four Productions
Various in BBC RADIO REP
recipient of the Norman Beaton Award/BBC R4